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County Kerry Information

County Kerry is situated in the South West of Ireland. The County is surrounded by the counties of Limerick and Cork. The remaining borders are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Shannon River Estuary. The main geographical features of Kerry are the ridge of mountains which stand out. The other features of importance are the three peninsulas which extend out into the Atlantic, one of which marks the most westerly point in Ireland.

Historical evidence in Kerry dates back to prehistoric times. Evidence of the extraction of copper 4000 years ago, and its subsequent export to Spain has also been found. The County is also dominated with castles and stately homes. The oldest Church in Ireland is situated in Kerry and dates back 1000 years.

Other Points of Interest

- Kerry includes one of Ireland's richest Gealtacht areas
- Kerry is renowned for its beauty and is very popular with tourists
- Several islands which were inhabited until very recently can still be visited during the summer.

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Kerry is 125,863 at the last census. The Land area of Kerry is 1,815 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Listowel
- Tralee
- Dingle
- Castleisland
- Killarney
- Caherciveen
- Kenmare

For more information about County Kerry, please do not hesitate to contact e Car Rental in Ireland by email or see our Tourism Information page about Towns, Cities and Counties of Ireland.